Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Cass Thank You

I have been missing but not lost, just working away here in COLD Northern CA.  The other day I heard a small knock at my door and when I opened it, there was standing a neighbor with a wonderful cat bed.  She explained that she had bought it for her inside cat but cat did not like it and she thought maybe Cass would.  Cass is our outside cat, he showed up at the front porch one day, jumped in my arms put his paws around my neck and purrrred until I pulled him off, he has been here ever since.  He is a mature cat and even has a little gray coming through, so we feed him but he has to stay outside as he is very territorial and does not approve of our indoor cats at all.  He has made his mark on the neighborhood too, he is definitely a character, he will prance to the side walk to greet a jogger, he has claimed every drive way within a 10 house range, meandering back and forth across the street for the warmest concrete, he will lounge belly up or belly down depending on his mood or he will sit for hours grooming, I think he a vain cat.  He loves to pose for the camera but most of all he loves to sit in my lap and tuck his head under my arm while I stroke him.  He also has a magical hearing because he can hear a wet can of cat food being opened and will sit at the front door and wail like a banshee until he is given some, what a cat!  A few facts on the card and by the way I think sometimes I spend more time trying to get a card photographed than I do actually putting it together, which is the case with this one and it is still a little blurrry, I apologize (I did finally manage to get a better pic and replaced the blurry one, you can even see his wiskers now).  It is a 6"X6" card, the background paper "purrrfect meow" was computer generated.  The cat and bed (actually a food dish) were cut with the Gypsy, Imagine and "Four Legged Friends" cart.  The butterflies are MS. The polka dot boarder is tissue tape. I used Sizzix and QK photo corners.  All coloring was done with Copic markers. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to Santa.  Happy Tuesday. Hugs

11 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Well you know right off the bat that this is a winner with me! LOL Sweet neighbor! My kinda gal. LOVE it! How'd the commission go? (And did I get a sense you went shopping this weekend?) xxD

CelticWoman said...

heee heeee not really it was a hit and run as I dropped off my commission next door to Wal-mart, so stage 1 is done now I am on stage 2. Thanks and Hugs

eiyiyi said...

Absolutely fabulous! Such a great card and apparently a fabulous cat as well. I think I would like to meet the infamous Cass and give him a a few snuggles myself. hugs, eileen

1CardCreator said...

Sweet story of your cat Sandi. I love the card, it really does him justice too. ~Diane

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Nor Cal, huh? I wonder how close you are to Donna and I? I just can't think exactly where Citrus Heights is, will have to look you up!
I brought home a kitten the other day that I found while walking my son to school. Luckily I found the owner! Good thing b/c I am not so good with cats and my little kids were too crazy with it! LOL!
What a sweet neighbor! I guess with our unseasonably cold weather so far, a kitty needs a nice warm bed!!!

Margie said...

Sandi, the coloring on the kitty is amazing! And I love the old-school corner punch... one of the very first I owned and now it's buried in a basket.

Kelly said...

Oh Sandi, what a fabulous card. The colors you used are awesome. We have a dog that acts much like your Cass...talk about vain!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I wondered where you had been. This is just AWESOME...HUGS

Maria said...

What an adorable card! I know what you mean about photographing your projects!! And...great coloring!!
Maria :-)

Crayola58 said...

I always LOVE your stories and I love this card as well, honoring sweet Cass. As you know I have a cat who has taken to my front porch for sleeping quarters and I feed him twice a day. He hangs out in the neighbors yard by day, my porch by night. The kids named him Crank because he will allow you to cuddle his noggin with the palm of your hand ONCE and should you try for a second pat, he hisses and runs away. Still he is a porch resident and I am happy to see that he has a warm bed and food twice a day. Sweet Crank who probably was abused. I send my love to Cass

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! Ya gotta love cats and their personalities! What a character! Great card for a wonderful neighbor!
hugs!